Faith Groups Split Over Bill to Protect Same-Sex Marriage

David Crary of the Associated Press reports, “Among U.S. faith leaders and denominations, there are sharp differences over the bill advancing in the Senate that would protect same-sex and interracial marriages in federal law.” Some of the country’s most conservative denominations have voiced support for the legislation, including the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Catholic and Southern Baptist leaders, however, remain opposed. The Rev. Paul Brandeis Raushenbush, an American Baptist pastor and the president of the Interfaith Alliance, wrote, “There is a misconception that faith and LGBTQ+ equality are fundamentally incompatible. As a religious leader, I regard this historic legislation as an important contribution to America’s religious freedom.”

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